MySQL encryption in the cloud: How to do it right

MySQL encryption

MySQL encryption is one of the most common use cases we’re seeing in infrastructure clouds. Enterprises or software as a service (SaaS) vendors store sensitive or regulated data in the cloud using MySQL, and the immediate consequence is a requirement for data encryption. Below, I’ll cover the MySQL encryption options used by our customers, analysis […]

PCI DSS 3.0 Deadline is Upon Us


2014 was a year of cloud security and compliance accomplishments and 2015 will certainly bring new challenges and new successes. In 2014, we worked closely with many customers who needed to adhere to HIPAA and PCI DSS compliance requirements. We made sure all bases were covered, data was protected, and compliance was achieved. Though PCI […]

AWS Security Tips from Amazon Web Services CISO, Stephen Schmidt

AWS security CISO

In a recent interview at AWS re:Invent, the vice president of AWS security engineering and the chief information security officer of Amazon Web Services, Stephen Schmidt, had these cloud security tips for AWS customers: 1. Understand your part of the shared responsibility model “It’s a shared responsibility. We are responsible for the bottom layer. We […]

Things We Learned at AWS Re:Invent 2014

AWS reInvent

This year’s Amazon Web Services Re:Invent event was spectacular. We met many partners, customers, and friends and learned some amazing information. Cloud has become the new normal It is no longer a “disruptive technology” or industry jargon. The cloud is now ubiquitous, unavoidable, and a business (SME to large enterprises) “must-have.” AWS Data Centers There […]

Cloud Computing Security Issues and Challenges: Digital data theft is more prevalent than physical theft

cloud computing security issues and challenges

The US Federal Communications Commission has recently reported that “theft of digital information has become the most commonly reported fraud, surpassing physical theft.” Businesses can do a lot to protect themselves. The FCC issued a Tip Sheet for small businesses to promote employee security training, firewalls, securing of WiFis, and more. But for business operating in […]

AWS: Cloud Security Mistakes Discussed by Experts

AWS Cloud Security Mistakes

Cloud Compliance & Security Training

Cloud Compliance Cloud Security Training

Every process needs some form of training. Information security is no exception and, because of the ever- increasing impacts of failure, it is more important than ever to get the training right. Perhaps training has a bad name it still struggles to throw off. When I first started work in in a government office over […]